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Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Scrapbooking with a patterned paper you don't want to hide

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
I love little groups of random items from my desk that can come together to make some sort of lovely embellishment on a scrapbook page. Well, I guess you knew that. But when it does honestly happen from just bits and pieces sat on the desk – remainders of a kit or cast-offs from other projects – it makes me happier than searching out all those pieces for ages. This was one of those times when the pieces were all there and they just fit into the space to finish the page. A journaling card, then washi tape, a strip of paper to bring in some colour, a label to bring in something lighter, letter stickers for initials, postage stamps with the right numbers to back those, something round to add a bit of variety (and an ampersand), and some stamping to pull everything together. That’s how I finished this most recent Sketch to Scrapbook Page project.

scrapbook page sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
This sketch is designed for those patterned papers you don’t want to cover up. Something with a print you really like to see or a pattern that doesn’t read well in small amounts. It gives you plenty of room for writing and the chance to showcase a 4×6 landscape photo with some repeated embellishment – perfect for punching shapes from papers to make your own accents.


All the supplies used for this project are from the February product picks for Best of Both Worlds, with the addition of a sheet of 12×12 black cardstock for the background and a date stamp at the bottom of the journaling card. I used an embossing stylus for the dotting tool with the mist – that’s a quite general craft supply that you might already have on hand, but if not they aren’t too hard to find.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Love locks are something you can see on bridges all over the world, but just in time for Valentine’s Day, there were some special love locks in Covent Garden in support of the British Heart Foundation. It was just as interesting to look at all the other locks as to leave your own. And so pretty through the lens.

stitched camera by Julie Campbell @ shimelle.com
Because I was cheeky and running behind, I’ve already shared the guest project for this sketch. It’s a Valentine card by Julie Campbell, and in addition to making a card from the sketch, she shares a clever trick for using rub-ons with stitches to amaze your friends with your hand-sewing skills! Perfect.

And now it’s your turn! Create a page in your style with this sketch, post it online, and share it with us. You can upload to your blog or to a scrapbooking gallery like Two Peas or UKScrappers, then just follow the steps to link to your project wherever it can be found online!


04 March 2013



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4 Comments for Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Scrapbooking with a patterned paper you don't want to hide

  1. AnnieBeth Says:

    In reference to using an embossing tool to make dots: Back in the tole painting days of the 70s and 80s, I learned to make similar dots using the wrong end of a small paint brush. If you don’t have an embossing tool, this might work for you. Thanks for another lovely layout!

  2. Crystal Says:

    Lovely layout, love how quick and clean it looks.

  3. Mel J Says:

    I love this sketch and created two layouts using it! Thanks!

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